The Museo de Barcos Históricos Ayapua in Iquitos is housed on an old riverboat that was used during the rubber boom era in the Amazon.

Rubber Boom Rubber Bust

In order to figure out why a city as large as Iquitos, with a population of around half a million, exists marooned in the jungle, hundreds of miles from the...

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Holly Morris travelling to Iquitos

Iquitos: the biggest city in the world you...

Despite having a population of around half a million people, iIquitos is marooned in remote jungle, hundreds of miles from the nearest connecting road.

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Your guide to Globetrekker on PBS

Here is your handy to checking Globetrekker viewing schedule across your local PBS stations - click on the link below, download and keep it close to hand!

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The Russian Railways & World War 2

The first part of this journey, 1500 miles or so from Moscow to the remote city of Labytnangi on the edge of the Arctic Circle, can be travelled by regular...

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Study Guide: Migrant Labour Along the Central...

In 1865 California Governor, Leland Stanford reported to Congress, “A large majority of the white laboring class on the Pacific Coast find most profitable...

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Tough Boats embark on tough journeys

In this mini series we undertake epic journeys by boats across some of the toughest environments on earth.

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Reindeer Herder Festival, Salekhard

Twice a year the Nenets of the Yamal Peninsula migrate 60km across the frozen Ob, a bay of the Arctic Ocean. This intense migration can take up to 24 hours....

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Tough Trains Siberia: Cities on the Arctic Circle

On reaching the end of the passenger line, 48 hours or so after leaving Moscow, the train finally stops at Labytnangi station, on the west bank of the mighty...

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Southeast Asian coffee culture

Coffee has been grown and consumed in Southeast Asia since the late seventeenth century and since then each country in the region has developed a different way...

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the secret behind the best espresso, café latte and bianco

Javatrekking with Dean Cycon: A Global Guide to...

Coffee primarily grows within a belt thirty degrees north and south of the equator, between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Within this belt,...

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